Small and Small Noble Dessert Riesling 2017

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by Bill & Claudia Small

78%
of 252
would buy again
78%
of 252
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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

78% of 252

2016

85% of 622

375ml of deliciously sweet Noble Riesling from Marlborough

    • Our Noble Riesling is a golden dessert wine, with aromas of marmalade and straw. It's a rich and sweet wine that is at the same time juicy refreshing. And because it's so concentrated there are actually more grapes that go into this 375ml bottle than would go into a full 750ml of dry Riesling!
    • We've been making a dry Riesling for Angels since 2011, however there are also vines of Riesling that grow alongside ours that have been making trophy winning stickies for years. With Naked Wines backing us all the way, we knew we could take the risk.
    • Sticky winemaking is a very risky venture - you need just the right conditions to allow the 'good' (or 'noble') form of botrytis to develop on, but not overpower, the grapes. Fortunately the weather gods smiled upon us with perfect weather, so the winemaking was a cinch and the wine is looking great.

    Bill & Claudia Small, Winemaker

      Ageing advice
      Drink now to 2027

      Serving advice
      Serve at 10-12°C.

      Local food match
      Hmm, any full flavoured desert would be a nice match, but a nice soft blue cheese is a great accompaniment too

      Map of the Vineyard